Thursday, September 3, 2009


Kansas is known as the Sunflower State and the Sunflower is the state flower, eleven species grow in the state. In late Summer Sunflowers put on a colorful display along roadsides and on waste ground. Farmers in the state grow Sunflowers as a cash crop, usually planting them in wheat stubble in late June after the wheat has been harvested. Sunflower seeds have many uses, they are roasted and eaten, used as birdseed, and also processed into cooking oil which is low in saturated fat and high in Vitamin E.


  1. Hey, Warren, great pictures of the Sunflowers! I like to take pics of them, too. I didn't know there were 11 different species. Thanks and great post!

  2. Funny. Ever since reading this post a few days ago, I've been paying closer attention to the sunflowers in the ditches!

  3. Wow..I love love these sunflower pics..especially the second one!